Wolfgang Glänzel is Full Professor at KU Leuven and Director of the Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM). He is also affiliated with the Dept. Science Policy & Scientometrics at the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest (Hungary).
Wolfgang Glänzel studied mathematics at the Eötvös Lorand University (ELTE) in Budapest. He holds a doctorate in mathematics from ELTE as well as a PhD in the Social Sciences from Leiden University (Netherlands).
He worked about twenty years at the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and he was Alexander von Humboldt Fellow for two years in Germany. Since 2002 he works and lives in Leuven (Belgium).
Wolfgang Glänzel is author, co-author or co-editor of several books and more than 300 publications in international journals and conference proceedings. He has published in probability theory and mathematical statistics, computer science and various topics in quantitative science studies, scientometrics and informetrics.
In 1999 he received the international Derek deSolla Price Award for outstanding contributions to the quantitative studies of science.
He is the Secretary-Treasurer of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI) and responsible for the Society’s newsletter.
Wolfgang Glänzel served as member of the Editorial Board, Co-editor and Associate Editor-in-Chief of Scientometrics (SCIM) before he assumed the function of the Editor-in-Chief in 2014.